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Shabty of the Man Kenamun

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

Documentary sources reveal that Kenamun administered the cattle of the “Estate [Temple] of Amun” under Amunhotep II. Compared with the earlier shabty figure of Ahhotep on the left, this statue’s eyes are smaller, the nose is thicker, and the small mouth is less curved. These differences reflect the styles of different rulers; similar features appear on a much larger scale on the face of Amunhotep II exhibited in the adjacent gallery.
MEDIUM Limestone, pigment
DATES ca. 1426–1400 B.C.E.
DYNASTY Dynasty 18
PERIOD New Kingdom
DIMENSIONS Height 10 1/4 in. (26 cm)  (show scale)
CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Shabty of the Man Kenamun, ca. 1426–1400 B.C.E. Limestone, pigment, Height 10 1/4 in. (26 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 1996.89. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1996.89_transpc003.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 1996.89_transpc003.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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